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|Monday, August 28, 2017, 8:21:05 PM- The NHS is a flipping joke!|
So, this morning, my other half phones RCH Treliske, to see about me going in today, and they have no record of me being on St Mawes Unit on Friday night, even though I was given blood tests and sent for CT scans and seen by a junior doctor! When the results of those tests came back, just before midnight on Friday, I was seen by another doctor who told me that if I wanted to sign myself out, I should come back on Monday if my symptoms persisted, so that they could get a camera down my throat to see what's going on!
After speaking to the Staff Nurse on St Mawes Unit this morning it transpires that their lounge is closed until Tuesday morning and nobody would be able to see me until then!
What a shambles!!
In the meantime, I'm in absolute agony and hardly able to consume water, let alone anything nutritious.
The moral of this story? Don't get sick in Cornwall, especially at weekends, doubly so on Bank Holidays because nobody gives a flying fig!!
|Saturday, August 26, 2017, 3:18:47 PM- And back again!|
I came home around midnight last night because there was nothing they could do until the bariatric team are back in on Monday. I signed myself out on condition that I went back. The CT scans that they did do show that I haven't ruptured the internal stitches and staples where they made my stomach smaller and re-plumbed me, so that's good. However, I have to go back on Monday morning for an MRI scan and a camera down my throat to see if there's a narrowing of my oesophageal join. They seem to think that's a strong possibility.
My blood tests show that I'm starting to dehydrate and have slightly reduced kidney function so I must try to keep hydrated at all times. Not easy when you find swallowing anything, even water, painful.
Ah well, I'll just have to wait until they do more tests on Monday.
In the meantime, I'm baking to keep myself occupied. I can't eat what I'm making but it sure smells good 😁
|Friday, August 25, 2017, 2:15:05 PM- Back in hospital|
Something has gone wrong with my surgery and I'm being rushed back into hospital. Will update as soon as I know more.
|Thursday, August 24, 2017, 10:08:37 AM- Getting there!|
It's Thursday, 2 weeks post op and I'm getting there. I still have a bit of pain around the incision sites and under my left boob but I'm in control of it, it's not in control of me!
All but one of my dressings are off now, which is a relief as they made me itch like fury. I've finished all of my anticoagulant injections so the bruising is starting to calm down now too.
Altogether, I'm in a much better place than I was when I came home from hospital, and so far I've lost 34 lbs. Don't worry, I'm not going to fade away, I enjoy my food far too much to do that ;)
|Saturday, August 12, 2017, 3:03:12 PM- Pain!!|
Saturday, day 3, post op, and the pain is excruciating. Now that all the morphine has worn off, I'm feeling like hell on earth.
I've changed my dressings today and managed to have a shower, which has perked me up considerably, but the pain is consuming.
They don't tell you just how painful it's going to be afterwards, that you won't be able to lay down for a week, that you have to give yourself anticoagulant injections into the stomach every day for ten days, that your legs will feel like lead weights!!
They discharge you far too soon too. I was in hospital for a little over 24 hours!!
Anyways, in the words of Jane Fonda "no pain, no gain".
|Thursday, August 10, 2017, 12:56:30 PM- And back home again!!|
The procedure went well yesterday, although it was delayed by several hours. They had problems waking me up afterwards, as expected, I've always had a problem with general anaesthetic!
Back on the ward, I wasn't allowed to sleep, I was encouraged to start moving about straight away. Apparently this lessens your chance of having a thrombotic incident, as do the super, sexy, white, surgical stockings that I have to wear. Anyway, the long and the short of it adds up to no sleep since Tuesday! I am dead on my feet but have been told that I mustn't go to bed when I get home, oh no, I have to go for a walk!
Well, I'm at home now and I've had my ramble around the garden in my stockings and nightgown. Now I'm going to get some pain relief. I kid you not, childbirth was less painful than this procedure, and I didn't have any pain relief for that!!
|Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 9:33:36 PM- Tomorrow is the big day!!|
It's Tuesday night and I'm getting twitchy for all the wrong reasons. I'll be up at 05.00, in hospital for 07.30 and hopefully on the slab by 09.30.
See you all on the other side, God willing!!
Love to everyone and thank you all for your fantastic support through all of this. xxx
|Thursday, August 3, 2017, 4:51:19 PM- Less than a week to go!|
It's less than a week to go before my surgery and I'm bricking it!! I've been on the liver reduction diet for just over a week now and lost 14lbs so far. Only another 5 days of eating nothing but 8 yogurts a day and then it's time for me to be the main course on the carvery. I've posted a couple of pre-surgery photos today and I'll post more post surgery.
If anyone else is considering this sort of surgery feel free to mail me to chat about it, ask questions, etc.
Thanks to everyone who has shown support so far, it is very much appreciated. xxx
|Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 8:28:23 PM- *Bariatric Surgery* I have a date .... whoop, whoop!!|
I have finally received the date of my gastric bypass operation, 9th August!! They would have to choose my ex-husband's birthday to slice and dice me ..... there's irony there somewhere!
It's a four to five hour operation and I'll be hospital overnight, then home to recover. Should be completely back to normal (whatever that is) in about six weeks.
In the meantime ...... steak and beer please!! Or at least until two weeks before the op, when I have to go on a liver reduction diet of eight yogurts a day, and as much water as I can drink!!
|Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:57:31 PM- Bariatric Surgery|
This will be happening any time in the next 14 weeks!!
I may lose my curves and go all saggy like a bloodhound but I'll live long enough to see my kids married and hopefully get some grandchildren too. Be happy for me and if there's anyone out there who wants to get me a tummy tuck and tit lift after the job, I'd be eternally grateful.
Will keep everyone who gives a shit posted as to when I get the exact date.
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